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Using prepositions-exercises

  1. 1. USING PREPOSITIONS E X E R C I S E B O O K by Edward R. Rosset Editorial Stanley
  2. 2. Using Prepositions Exercise Book Written by / Escrito por Edward R. Rosset. Member of the Bachelor of Arts Association of Euskadi. Miembro del Colegio de Licenciados de Filosoffa y Letras de Euskadi. Revised by / Revisado por Editorial Stanley Published by / Editado por Editorial Stanley Layout / Diseno y Maquetacidn Angela Gbmez Martfn Front page design / Disefio portada Diseno (rune's © Editorial Stanley Apdo. 207 - 20300 IRUN - SPAIN Telf. (34) 943 64 04 12 - Fax. (34) 943 64 38 63 ISBN:84-7873-325-6 Dep. Leg. BI-2976-03 First edition / Primera edicibn 2000 Second edition / Segunda edicibn 2003 Printers / Imprime: Imprenta Berekintza
  3. 3. Contents Using Prepositions • Exercise Book Prologue v List of English Prepositions vi About • Above • On • On to • Onto • Over -Up 2 Across • Through • Throughout 6 Beside • Besides • Aside 8 After • Behind • Beyond • Past 10 Until • Till • As far as • Up to 12 Between • Among • Within 14 On • At • In 16 From • Of • Off • Since • With 25 Despite • In spite of • Instead of • Instead .. 33 Into • To • Towards 35 Round • Around • About 42 During -For 44 As • Like 46 Below • Down • Under • Beneath • Underneath 48 Against • Opposite • In front of 50 Out of • Outside -Out 52 For • By • Along 54 Assorted • Typing 58 Crossword with prepositions 60 Complete the joke with prepositions. Guillotines 61 Assorted 62 Assorted 63 Crossword with prepositions 64 Putting out the fire 65 Assorted 66 You will find 11 prepositions in this word square 67 Assorted 68 Which is the correct answer? 69 Assorted 70 Answer the following questions: 71 Hung out to dry 72 Match numbers with letters 73 Crossword with prepositions 74 Assorted 75 Ask questions for these answers 76 By CandleLight 77 There are 15 prepositions. Find them 78 Finish the sentences 79 Assorted 80 Crossword of prepositions 81 Free Drinks 82 Assorted 83 Skin Trouble 85 Assorted 86 Find the 13 prepositions 87 Which is the correct answer? 88 Assorted 89 Match numbers with letters 90 SwimmingPool 91 Assorted 92 Find the 12 prepositions 93 Ask questions for these answers 94 Assorted 95 Find the 13 prepositions 96 Another Coffee 97 Answer these questions 98 Assorted 99 Assorted 100 Assorted 101 Assorted 102 Answer Key 103 in S T A N L E Y
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  5. 5. Using Prepositions • Exercise Book Prologo Prologue Las preposiciones inglesas son, quiza, uno de los puntos ma's conflictivos del idioma ingles para aquellos que quieran adquirir un completo dominio de la lengua. En muchos de los casos las preposiciones inglesas no se corresponden con sus homologas de otros idiomas. • I am waiting for Peter. • Estoy esperando a Pedro. En otros casos, en un idioma puede que haya preposici6n mientras que en el otro idioma no la hay. • I saw James last night. • Vi aJaime ayer noche. Con los libros Guide to Prepositions y Using Prepositions tratamos de proporcionar al estudiante y al profesional de la traducci6n una ayuda para facilitates su trabajo. English prepositions are perhaps one of the most difficult points of the English language for those who want to acquire a thorough knowledge of the language. Very often English prepositions do not correspond to their homologues in other languages. • I am waiting for Peter. • Estoy esperando a Pedro. In other cases, there may be a preposition in one language where there is no preposition in the other language. • I sawJames last night. • Vi aJaime ayer noche. With the Guide to Prepositions and Using Prepositions we provide students and professionals with a practical tool to help them in their work. Sobre el uso de este libro El libro Using Prepositions es un libro de ejercicios, complementario del Guideto Prepositions. Encontramos que muy a menudo, las preposicio- nes en ingle's no se corresponden con las espanolas. Por lo tanto, los estudiantes encuentran difi'cil saber exactamenteque preposicion usar en una frase dada. En este libro el estudiante encontrara cientos de ejercicios que le ayudaran a dominar el difi'cil arte del uso de las preposiciones. Las mas conflictivas han sido agrupadas en la primera parte del libro, siendo sus diferencias explicadas con ejemplos. En la segunda parte, todos los ejercicios estan mezclados. El estudiante debe elegir que preposicion usar basandose en el sentido de la frase. How to use this book The book Using Prepositions is anexercise book to complement Guide to Prepositions. We find that, very often, prepositions in English do not correspond to the Spanish ones. Therefore, students find it very difficult to know exactly which preposition to use in a given sentence. In this book students will find hundreds of exercises to help them master the difficult art of using prepositions. The most confusing ones have been grouped together in the first part of the book and their differences explained with examples. In the second part all the exercises have been mixed together. The student must find which preposition to use with only the context of the sentence as a guide. S T A N L E Y V
  6. 6. Using Prepositions • Exercise Book List of English Prepositions about above according to across after against along among around as far as at because of before behind below beneath beside besides between beyond but by despite down during except for from in in front of inside in spite of instead of into like near of off on on to opposite out of outside over past round since through throughout till to toward(s) under underneath until up upon up to with within without V I S T A N L E Y
  7. 7. Using Prepositions Exercise Book
  8. 8. Using Prepositions • Exercise Book About • Above • On • On to • Onto • Over • Up About y on What's the difference between a book about cooking and a book oncooking? On se usa para sugerir que un libro, arti'culo, charla, etc., es serio o academico,apropiado para especialistas. About se usa cuando la informacion que se da es mas general, o el estilo de la comunicacion es mas casual. A textbook on American history. (Un libro de texto sobre la historia americana) A book about American civilization. (Un libro sobre la civilizacion americana) Above y over Los dos se pueden usar con el significado de 'mas alto que'. Cuando queremossignificar 'por encima', 'cubriendo', usamos over. The water came above/over their waists. (El agua les llegaba por encima de la cintura) Tambien con numeros y expresionesde cantidad o medida se usa over. - The plane was flying over France. (El avion estaba volando sobre Francia) - There are a lot of clouds over the south of Wales. (Habia cantidad de nubes sobre el sur del Pat's de Gales) The temperature was four degrees above zero. (La temperatura era de cuatro grades sobre cero) - There were over 2,000 people. (Habia ma's de 2.000 personas) - She was over 18 anyway. (De todas formas tenfa mas de 18 anos) Usamos above cuando pensamosen medidas en la escala vertical (de arriba a abajo). Compare: - The summit of this mountain is over 6,000 m. above sea-level. (La cumbre de esta montana esta a mas de 6.000 m. por encima del nivel del mar) Onto y on to Onto es una preposicion que significa 'encima', 'sobre', 'en', 'a'. Se usa con verbos de movimiento. On to significa 'meterse con uno', 'estar detras de uno'. - Shall I put the vase onto the shelf? (iPongo eljarron en la estanten'a?) - Let's move onto the next item. (Sigamos con el siguiente paso en la agenda) - He's always on to me. (Siempre esta encimami'o) - They must be on to something good. (Deben de haber encontrado algo bueno) Up Up puede ser preposicion y adverbio. Como preposicion significa 'arriba', 'en', 'contra'. - They walked up the street. (Caminaron calle arriba) S T A N L E Y 2
  9. 9. Using Prepositions • Exercise Book About • Above • On • On to • Onto • Over • Up 1. She was furious our mistake. 2. We could hardly hear each other the loud music. 3. He increased his influence the others. 4. That man must be forty; he's fifty at least. 5. I've written a book Hannibal crossing the Alps. 6. There were five or six books spread all the table. 7. She is all suspicion. 8. They are laughing his strange clothes. 9. The helicopter was hovering the little village. 10. There was something strange that girl. 11. She put her umbrella her head. 12. That girl is deception. 13. The woman is somewhere the place. 14. The plane was flying the clouds. 15. His hat was his ears. 16. I dropped the keys somewhere the place. 17. Think it; don't act on impulse. 18. She's wrong me. I'm not like that. 19. We all agree the need for more schools. 20. What does he want to see me ? 21. I'm writing a book flowers. 22. The old man was very angry the delay. 23. Tell me all it. 24. We are well sea level. 25. What's he so angry ? 26. Why don't you ask him the ring you lost yesterday? 27. Don't worry that; I'll see to it. 28. I was wondering that myself. 29. He won the audience. 30. The poor woman was weeping the death of her husband. 31. He's very careless his per- sonal appearance. 32. Does he have any authority them? 33. And while you're it, why don't you write my Christmas cards too? 34. Stop beating the bush. 35. My grandfather likes to boast his feats in the war. 36. Be careful, mind what 37. His head was bent a book. 38. The Romans were victorious their enemies. 39. Please sit down, we're to start. 40. You must be certain the facts before you do anything. S T A N L E Y 3 you're
  10. 10. Using Prepositions • Exercise Book About • Above • On • On to • Onto • Over • Up Which is the correct answer? 1.I couldn't care less it! a) over b) on c) about d) above 2. He came with a solution. a) up b) over c) about d) above 3. I really don't know what all the fuss is a) over b) about c) up d) on 4. Let's climb the tree and take the apples. a) on b) over c) above d) up 5.1 wish you'd do something your hair; it looks terrible. a) about b) on c) above d) over 6. We're very uneasy our future. a) on to b) onto c) about d) over 7. Somethingwill happen; somethingwill turn a) up b) over c) about d) on 8. We've been walking the town all day. a) up b) about c) on d) over 9. And while you are that business. a) up b) about c) on d) over 10. He tumbled a stone here. a) up b) above c) over d) onto 11. Turn the radio. The volume is too low. a) up b) over c) on d) above 12. He consulted a doctor the pain in his shoulder. a) about b) over c) on d) above 13. We have no control it. a) about b) on c) onto d) over 14. He's crazy that woman. a) on b) over c) about d) above 15. The huge boulder crashed down the car. a) on b) onto c) over d) about 16. Don't cry spilt milk. a) over b) above c) about d) on 17. I'm curious your work. a) on b) above c) on to d) about 18. She is suspicion. a) on b) above c) over d) about 19. You'll see it in the paragraph. a) on b) onto c) over d) above 20. There's something his attitude that worries me. a) about b) above c) on to d) over 21. Let's get this business. a) on b) across c) over d) about 22. He stepped out of the train the platform. a) on b) onto c) over d) about 23. She tripped a chair and fell. a) on b) over c) about d) above 24. There were cigarette butts all the place. a) about b) on c) over d) above 25. Don't toss your money . a) above b) on to c) onto d) about 26. They had a discussion that. a) on b) about c) over d) onto 27. The police are them about the missing money. a) on b) onto c) over d) about 28. They escaped the border. a) on b) onto c) over d) about 29. I'm very doubtful the wisdom of that. a) about b) on c) over d) above S T A N L E Y 4
  11. 11. Using Prepositions • Exercise Book About • Above • On • On to • Onto • Over • Up Join the sentences 1. What are you ... 2.He's very excited ... 3. My window opens ... 4. The two men fought... 5. Today I don't feel ... 6. The old man stumbled ... 7. I have my suspicions ... 8. They have supremacy ... 9. I'm very glad ... 10. This is a story ... 11. The dog came straight... 12. He's very careless ... 13. You can always count... 14. The child climbed up ... 15. There's a lecture ... A. about ghosts. B. about the project. C. about you passing your driving test. D. over other countries. E. talking about? F. about him. G. on to the park. H. over a fallen chair. I. up to it; I'm tired. J. over a woman. K. on chemistry. L. on me. M. onto the path. N. onto his father's shoulders. 0. about his appearance. 1. What are you 2. He's very excited 3. My window opens 4. The two men fought 5. Today I don't feel 6. The old man stumbled 7. I have my suspicions 8. They have supremacy 9. I'm very glad 10. This is a story 11. The dog came straight 12. He's very careless 13. You can always count 14. The child climbed up 15. There's a lecture 5 S T A N L E Y
  12. 12. Using Prepositions • Exercise Book Across • Through • Throughout Across, through Los dos significan lo mismo: 'a traves'. Sin embargo, across se usa cuando nos referimos a una superficie, o pasamos de un lado a otro (por ejemplo un rio). They walked across the road. (Cruzaron la carretera) He swam across the river. (Cruzo el rio a nado) Through Through se usa cuando hablamos acerca de unacavidad o espacio tridimensional. They walkedthrough the forest. (Caminaron a traves del bosque) He jumped through the window. (Salto a traves de la ventana) Throughout Puede ser preposicion o adverbio. Como preposicion significa 'portodo', 'en todo' Como adverbio significa 'hasta el final'. - You can see that throughout the country. (Se puede ver eso por todo el pat's) I read the book throughout. (Lei el libro de cabo a rabo) S T A N L E Y 6
  13. 13. Using Prepositions • Exercise Book Across • Through • Throughout 1. They all swam the river and soon reached the other side. 2. He sailed the examination. 3. Referencesto love keep occurring the poem. 4. Air pressure forces the water the pipe. 5. There's a garage the street. 6. his life he had always collected stamps. 7. She could see people the mist. 8. The church is just the road. 9. They are going to build a new bridge the river. 10. We went for a walk the fields. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. There was a huge, gloomy house the road. The house was hardly visible the mist. I came my old teacher on my way home. A message has just come They tunnelled their way The tree crashed the window. The rescue party cut the forest. 18. The children cut a field. 19. 20. They thrust their way the crowd. A feeling of horror swept the crowd. 22. My property extends fields. 23. I'm afraid the project has fallen those 24. The water filters the sand. 25. He got his exams, thank goodness. 26. The morning light stole the shutters. 27. The story was splashed the front page. 28. The children splashed the puddles. 29. She squeezed the narrow gap. 30. The banana skin slipped his fingers. 31. The elephants smashed the bushes. 32. We'll have to cut country to reach the village. 33. The baby slept the thunderstorm. 34. These people are smuggling drugs customs. 35. The road snakes the mountains. 36. After the storm we were all soaked 21. He swept his hand his hair. 37. When I saw her, she was looking the window. 38. They are rowing the lake. 39. The wind screamed the trees. 40. They pushed their way the crowd. STANLEY 7
  14. 14. Using Prepositions • Exercise Book Beside • Besides • Aside Beside Es una preposicion que significa 'al lado de' o 'junto a'. Besides Who's that beautiful girl sitting beside Peter? (iQuien es esapreciosa joven sentadajunto a Pedro?) Besides es tanto preposicion como adverbio. Como preposicion tiene un significado parecido a 'ademas de', cuando quere- mos afiadir alguna informacion nueva a la que ya tenemos. Besides como adverbio, significa 'tambien', 'ademas'. Generalmenteva seguido de coma, antes de una oracion. Besides geography, we have to study literature. (Ademtis de geografia, tenemos que estudiar literatura) Who wasat the partys besides John and the Millbanks? (iQuien estaba en la fiestaedema's de John y los Millbank?) I don't like those books; besides, they're notwhat I'm looking for. (No me gustan estos libros, adenitis no son los que estoy buscando) It's too cold to go out; besides, there's a good programme on TV. (Hace demasiado fn'o para salir, ademas hay un buen programs en la tele) Aside Aside puede ser preposicion y adverbio. Como preposicion tiene el significado de 'excepto por'. Como adverbio significa 'a un lado'. - I hardly watch any TV, aside from the news. (Apenas veo la tele, aparte de las noticias) Stand aside please; let the ambulance pass. (Apartense, por favor, dejen pasar la ambulancia) S T A N L E Y 8
  15. 15. Beside • Besides • Aside Using Prepositions • Exercise Book 1. I have no relatives uncle. an old 2. your earlier work, this piece seems rather disappointing. 3. She called me and told me what had happened. 4. She swept the curtains 5. He stepped and let her in. 6. Stand and let me pass! 7. There were 15 people at the meeting the speaker. 8. The beautiful girl sat me. 9. being expensive, it's bad. 10. His efforts look feeble yours. 11. Susan came and sat me. 12. There were twelve people at the party, me. 13. There will be ten of them for lunch, Peter. 14. We haven't time to see it, it's very boring. 15. This is our youngest child, we have two others 16. The film was in black and white, being too long. 17. I have no relations, a distant cousin. 18. Nobody cares about me you. 19. She was herself with rage when she saw the mess. 20. her good looks she has nothing else. 21. I always keep this book me, just in case. 22. He sat the dark-haired girl. 23. She pulled the curtain . 24. Stand and let these people pass! 25. We've set some money for our retirement. 26. The baby giraffe stood its mother. 27. Put this pullover for me, I'll come with the money later. 28. Do you play any other sports darts? 29. He took me and told me about his illness. 30. He pushed the old woman 31. We'll have to put any idea of a holiday this year. 32. Our school stands a river. 33. He has two other cars the one he's driving. 34. I've had offers from several American companies and two British ones . 35. The exact cost is the point. 36. Idon't mind you being late; , it's not your fault. 37. He was himself with grief when his wife died. 38. When she passed her exam she was herself with joy. 39. Stand and make way for the ambulance. 40. Every month we put a bit of money for a rainy day. 9 S T A N L E Y
  16. 16. Using Prepositions • Exercise Book After • Behind • Beyond • Past After After va seguido de presente, nunca de futuro. Significa 'despues de'. After no se usa como adverbio; el adver- bio es afterwards, o then o after that. - I'll get in touch with you after I arrive. (Me pondre en contacto con usted despues de llegar) - I'm going to have my lunch; and then I'm going to study. (Voy a comer, despues voy a estudiar) Behind Behind puede ser preposicion y adverbio. Como preposicion significa 'detras'. Como adverbio significa 'detras. - He left a good memory behind him. (Dejo detras un buen recuerdo) - We can't leave our dog behind. (No podemos dejar detras a nuestro perm) Beyond Beyond puede ser preposicion y adverbio. Como preposicion significa 'mas alia de'. Como adverbio significa 'mas alia', 'mas lejos'. - They went beyond the river. (Fueron ma'salla del no) - Look at the river and the mountains beyond. (Mira el no y las montanas detras) Past Past puede ser preposicion y adverbio. Como preposicion significa 'por delante de'. Como adverbio significa 'pasar'. - He ran past. (Paso corriendo.) 1 0 S T A N L E Y - They drove past the house. (Pasaron en coche por delante de la casa.)
  17. 17. Using Prepositions • Exercise Book After • Behind • Beyond • Past 1. The policeman ran him, but he escaped. 2. There's a good film on the day tomorrow. 3. This car is repair, I'm afraid. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. Don't forget to lock the door you when you leave. I'd like to know who is all that. This old man is working. After so many years the town had changed recognition. She works the counter as a sales assistant. The four children were trailing their mother. The sports car thundered and vanished into the distance. She's like her mother. She takes her mother. 12. The dog went the cat. 13. They have been inquiring your father. 14. My parents are going out so I have to look my little brother. 15. She set the dog me. 16. We'll name the little baby its mother. 17. These treaties are usually negotiated the scenes. 18. They were standing us in the queue. 19. There's always a man a scheme. 20. What's the new dress and pearl necklace? 21. The storm left a trail of destruction it. 22. There are many people the scenes. 23. What you are telling me is belief. 24. That kind of money was quite our reach. 25. The little boy was hiding the armchair. 26.I can't understand the lesson; it's quite me. 27. 'Will you look the children?' 'Yes, I'll take care of them.' 28. We'll name the baby you, darling. 29. They were set at liberty questioning. 30. He shaved off his beard wearing it for twenty years. 31. He walked without looking at us. 32. We'll do this first, we can do that we finish this. 33. He comes here day day. 34. what she did, I don't trust her. 35.1 live in this street, just the post office. 36. Has the number 27 bus gone yet? 37. She's the age when she needs a babysitter. 38. She was walking two steps him. 39. Few people live the age of a hundred. 40. This watch is I'm afraid. repair, 11 S T A N L E Y
  18. 18. Using Prepositions • Exercise Book Until • Till • As far as • Up to Until, till Until o till puede ser preposicidn o conjuncion. Como preposicion tiene el significado de 'hasta'. Como conjuncion significa 'hasta que'. - Let's wait until/till Friday. (Esperemos hasta el viernes) - Let's wait until/till he comes. (Esperemos hasta que llegue) As far as As far as significa 'hasta' en distancia. - Let's walk as far as the bridge. (Caminemos hasta el puente) Up to Up to significa 'hasta' cuando se sube o se trepa. We'll have to walk up to the top of the hill. (Tendremos que caminar hasta lo alto de la colina) 1 2 S T A N L E Y
  19. 19. Until -Till -As faras- Up to Using Prepositions • Exercise Book 1. Continue in this direction you see a sign. 2. he spoke she hadn't realized he was a foreigner. 3. There was nobody around I could see. 4. It's OK I am concerned. 5. We waited four o'clock. 6. We are going the top of the hill. 7. We played cards 10 o'clock. 8. We'll walk the top of the hill. 9. I was up three o'clock in the morning. 10. Wait she sees that. 11. Once he starts he won't stop he finishes. 12. He didn't have a gilrfriend he was 25. 13. Don't move I tell you. 14. Hadn't you better wait he gets here? 15. We'll go Manchester on this train. 16. They climbed the stairs the tower. 17. They'll work nine p.m. if necessary. 18. I'll be here you call me. 19. They came the door. 20. The soldiers waited they got new orders. 21. The two athletes ran 22. The boy climbed top of the tree. 23. Walk you cai 24. He was awake in the morning. 25. She could hardly walk the window. 26. Go the a old trunk. 27. Wait the 28.lt may last 29. Nothing happened o'clock. 30. now I lived alone. 31. Nobody knew the secret the old man's death. 32. Run the wait there. 33. Continue in this direction you see 34. Continue in this direction the old church. 35. She won't stop shouting you let her go. 36. Don't open the parcel your birthday. 37. He climbed the rope 38. He was a clerk 39. Wait you 40. I'll race you hill. the tower. the n along the cliff. 3 o'clock )ttic and get the rain stops. Friday. two have always old castle and an old church. the roof. the war. hear from me. the top of the 1 3 S T A N L E Y
  20. 20. Using Prepositions • Exercise Book Between • Among • Within Between Puede ser preposicion y adverbio. Como preposicion significa 'entre'. Se usa con dos personas o cosas. Como adverbio significa 'en medio', 'por medio', 'entremedias'. - Our house is between the church and the post office. (Nuestra casa esta entre la iglesia y correos) Leave them alone, don't get between. (Dejalos, no te metas en medio) Among, amongst Among, amongst es preposicion y - I saw a house among the trees. (Vi una casa entre los arboles) significa 'entre'. Se usa cuando hay mas de dos (cosas o personas). Within Within puede ser preposicion y adverbio. Como preposicion significa 'al alcance de', 'dentro de', 'a menos de'. Keep the children within call. (Ten a los ninos al alcance de la voz) The job must be done within aweek. (El trabajo debe de estar terminado dentro de una semana) The enemy was within two miles. (El enemigo estaba a menos de dos millas) Como adverbio significa 'dentro'. - Enquire within. (Entra y pregunta dentro) - Kitchen porter wanted: apply within. (Se necesita pinche de cocina-. preguntar dentro) 1 4 S T A N L E Y
  21. 21. Between • Among • Within Using Prepositions • Exercise Book 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. those present were the President and his wife. A phone call is cheaper 8 pm and 6 am. Those people are always arguing themselves. We drank a bottle of wine the two of us. There's no understanding husband and wife. 6.I had to choose the two girls. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. That's the difference you and me. They divided the stolen money all of them. you and me, it's impossible to do it. They shared the money the two criminals. The four children shared the sweets them. Irun is on the border and Spain. France You have to read the lines. There was a race the two horses. There's a close relation rainfall and crops. There's a close resemblance the two boys. The poor boy was at a loss all the women. They arrived three and four. What's the difference a horse and a mule? Don't be afraid, you're friends. 21. Mrs Rogers divided the cake Jean and John. 22. The whole thing was an inch of collapsing. 23. It weighs two and three tons. 24. They split the work them. 25. She turned an hour. 26. Go and see everybody living the area. 27.There's a bell the patient's reach. 28. The village has four pubs a hundred yards. 29. I'm looking for a house a mile from the station. 30.1 could see a house the trees. 31. She felt small the two boys. 32. It is the limits of my modest talent. 33. I live the church and the bridge. 34. She felt lost those people. 35. He finds it hard to live his income. 36. you and me, it can't be done. 37. She works the poor. 38. those present was the Prime Minister. 39. We'II lay a cable the two poles. 40. They kept arguing themselves. 1 5 S T A N L E Y
  22. 22. Using Prepositions • Exercise Book On • At • In On, at, in En general on, in y at se usan para hablar acerca de la posicion en el espacio. A veces, la diferen- cia entre ellos es dificil de ver, y no siempre es facil saber cual de ellos es correcto. Por regla general: On se usa para hablar sobre la posicion en una Imea o en una superficie. At se usa cuando hablamos sobre posicion en un punto. In se usa para hablar sobre posicion en un lugar que tenga tres dimensiones. On a line There's a nice little village on the river. (Hay un bonito pueblo en el no) There's a motel on this road. (Hay un motel en esta carretera) On a surface There was a picture on the wall. (Habfa un cuadro en la pared) -She was sitting on a chair. (Estaba sentada en una silla) At a point Turn left at the traffic lights. (Gira a la izquierda en el semiforo) She was standing at the crossroads. (Estaba de pie en el cruce de carreteras) In three dimensions De todas formas, como hay muchas excepcio- nes, recomendamos al estudiante que se refiera al libro Guide to Prepositions que contiene una recopilacion exhaustiva de ejemplos. The dog is in the kitchen. (el perro estd en la cocina) The children were swimming in the river. (Los ninos estaban nadando en el no) 1 6 S T A N L E Y
  23. 23. Using Prepositions • Exercise Book On • At • In 1. I have been work all day. 2. They had very little information to work 3. She wondered the speed with which the letter arrived. 4. That girl is very good tennis. 5. There was no name the door, so we knocked. 6. The car was stopped the traffic lights. 7. I refuse to spend so much money a pair of running shoes. 8. How much interest are we paying the loan? the9. Turn left roundabout. 10. There was a man standing the corner of the room. 11. There are eight pints a gallon. 12. There was a huge lamp the ceiling. 13. She's very keen music. 14. There were a lot of people the bus. 15. The old man was absorbed his task. 16. She was accompanied the piano by her father. 17. You must be very accurate this kind of work. 18. Acid acts metal. 19. The cameras zoomed in his face. 21. You must admit you are the wrong. 22. The poor woman yelled anguish. 23. We don't admit anybody else our club. 24. The man was very advanced years. 25. He advises the Government economic affairs. 26. They all agreed the best course of action. 27. There's no agreement that point. 28. We're collecting money aid of charity. 29. All the soldiers aimed the target. 30. The little bird alighted a branch. 31. The passengers were very angry being delayed. 32. She is very annoyed the way he behaves. 33. I'm very annoyed your carelessness. 34. She's an expert programming a computer. 35. This is an attack poverty. 36. They were all in attendance the ceremony. 37. You're very bad changing nappies. 38. He's awful telling jokes. 39. Don't turn your back people. 20. He was writhing about agony. 40. We're banking your help. 1 7 S T A N L E Y
  24. 24. Using Prepositions • Exercise Book On • At • In Which is the correct answer? 1. She hadn't bargained her husband coming back so early. a) on b) at c) in 2. The four dogs were barking me. a) on b) at c) in 3. The theory is based practice. a) at b) in c) on 4. You have to bear that mind. a) in b) on c) at 5. She beat him his own game. a) on b) at c) in 6. Hannibal was blind his right eye. a) in b) on c) at 7. Don't put the blame me. a) at b) in c) on 8. The four volumes were bound leather. a) on b) in c) at 9. I like to bet my money horses. a) on b) at c) in 10. I'm speaking behalf of my colleagues. a) at b) in c) on 11. We'll take vengeance you one day. a) at b) on c) in 12. The little girl entered the room tears. a) at b) on c) in 13. What are your views these matters? a) on b) in c) at 14.We'll pay him cash. a) at b) on c) in 15. We had to call an expert. a) at b) on c) in 16. The little statue was carved wood. a) in b) at c) on 17. The dog came straight me. a) at b) on c) in 18. Have you any comments the scandal? a) at b) in c) on 19. The little boy clutched my hand. a) on b) at c) in 20. He's very clumsy doing things. a) on b) in c) at 21. I can't see anything; turn the lights, please. a) in b) on c) at 22. We must put our trust God. a) in b) on c) at 23. A marriage must be based trust. a) on b) in c) at 24. He tucked his shirt his trousers. a) in b) at c) on 18 S T A N L E Y
  25. 25. On • At • In Using Prepositions • Exercise Book 1. She hadn't bargained such a violent reaction. 2. The dogs were barking me. 3. The theory is based practice. 4. You have to bear that mind. 5. I beat him his own game. 6. Orellana was blind one eye. 7. Don't put the blame me. 8. The four volumes were bound leather. 9. I like to bet my money horses. 10. 11 I'm speaking behalf of my colleagues. We'll take vengeance you one day. 12. Don't vent your anger your wife. 13. 14 What are your views all these matters? On my way home I'll call Susan's. 15. We had to call an expert. 16. The little statue was carved wood. 17. The dog came straight me. 18. Have you any comments the scandal? 19. The little boy clutched my hand. 20. 21 He's very clumsy doing anything with his hands. , I can't see anything; turn the lights, please. 22. We must put our trust God. 23. A marriage must be based trust. 24. He tucked his shirt his trousers. 25. Try these shoes before you buy them. 26. The little boy tugged my elbow. 27. They took compassion those children. 28. I'll let you go condition that you come back early. 29. She doesn't confide anybody. 30. I have confidence my son. 31. She congratulated him passing his exams. 32. Hello, Charles. Congratulations your success. 33. Angrily he smashed the glasses the table. 34. The soldiers charged the enemy. 35. There's a change the weather. 36. This is an elementary course German. 37. There's a lecture chemistry. 38. I saw them a new Mercedes. 39. You know that you can always count me. 40. I'll go with you. You can count me 1 9 S T A N L E Y
  26. 26. On • At • In the party the beach the table the train the teatre the ceiling three o'clock sea Friday an island page 20 night the table the wall war the 2nd floor 20 S T A N L E Y
  27. 27. On • At • In Using Prepositions • Exercise Book 1. There weren't many people the plane. 2. He arrived the 8.30 train. 3. She was the back of the car. 4. He stood the door. 5. You did it purpose. 6. I saw him the way here. 7. The dog was my way. 8. There's a concert the Albert Hall. 9. We'll go New Year's day. 10. There's something the ceiling. 11. She was lying the sofa. 12. He was sitting the armchair. 13. I'll come to see you your birthday. 14. He was waiting the traffic lights. 15. There were fifty people the most. 16. She bought it half price. 17. I attended dinner his request. 18. He ordered the soldiers to fire will. 19. There's a flag the pole. 20. The poor woman was pain. 21. This is the biggest country the world. 22. She was the jury. 23. Whose side are you ? 24. Those people are strike. 25. He was very advanced years. 26. She's stuck her new boyfriend. 27. They got stuck the mud. 28. There's something the sole of my shoe. 29. That's based personal taste. 30. We succeeded making him talk. 31. I was very surprised the news. 32. She's very charming the surface. 33. They dined cold chicken. 34. He fixed his eyes the beautiful woman. 35. She's a graduate law. 36. What are you getting ? 37. He cast a glance the headlines. 38. We heard the news the radio. 39. The little girl was her own. 40.1 could see some clouds the horizon. 21 S T A N L E Y
  28. 28. Using Prepositions • Exercise Book On • At • In Match numbers with letters 1. He's studying 2. I sawyour mother 3. All the church goers 4. That was a storm 5. They kept a lot of food 6. They stopped dead 7. The stress falls 8. In this factory they work 9.That man will stop 10. He was stirring 11. Stick the stamp 12. He is still 13. She spends all her money 14. He's an expert 15. They sprinkled water 16. These people are spying 17. Take a look 1. He's studying 2. I saw your mother 3. All the church goers 4. That was a storm 5. They kept a lot of food 6. They stopped dead 7. The stress falls 8. In this factory they work 9. That man will stop 10. He was stirring 11. Stick the stamp 12. He is still 13. She spends all her money 14. He's an expert 15. They sprinkled water 16. These people are spying 17. Take a look A. at this. B. on the path. C. in atea-cup. D. on me. E. on the second syllable. F. at Bristol University. G. in his sleep. H. in their tracks. I. in store. J. at nothing. K. at the butcher's. L. eight hours at a stretch. M. on clothes. N. on the envelope. O. were at church. P. at college Q. in electronics. 22 S T A N L E Y
  29. 29. On • At • In Using Prepositions • Exercise Book 1. Soak the bread 2. The old man sneered milk. their ettorts. 3. That money is not to be sneezed , you know. 4. The little girl smiled sweetly 5. The bells ring intervals throughout the day 6. He snatched handbag. 7. They advanced 8. The fish snapped 9. The dog snarled postman. 10. Are you interested 11. Someone was knocking door. 12. They all joined carols. him. regular the lady's a snail's pace, the bait. the ancient art? the .. singing 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. They have involved her the crime. They are all very keen climbing. Keep talking, somebody is watching us. You must never laugh other people. The poor little girl is lacking warmth. Don't look me like that! They have lost a lot that deal. I live 20 Banbury Lane. 21. My sister lives Brentwood Avenue. We both live Bristol. She looks her as a daughter. We shared the profits. He shot her. We were shocked the news. All the books were the shelves. The soldiers shot the enemy. He carried the heavy log his shoulder. I can hear you, don't shout me! You have to show your ticket the entrance. Soldiers were attacking all sides. It was love first sight. She was sickened the sight of the body. 35. We moved last week, but we haven't settled yet. 36. The old woman shook her fist me. 37. These two parts areseparated the joint. 38. It's soluble water. 39 40 The two dogs sniffed each other. My grandfather is very soft the children. 23 S T A N L E Y
  30. 30. Using Prepositions • Exercise Book On • At • In Finish the sentences: 1. Don't soak the bread (broth) 2. The old lady smiled sweetly (I) 3. The young man sneered (we/ efforts) 4. The huge shark snapped (bait) 5. The dog snarled (postman) 6. I'm not interested ? (vases/ancient) 7. Someone was knocking (window) 8. Don't involve me (crime) 9. They are all very keen (climbing) 10. Children, don't laugh (other people) 11. The poor orphan was lacking (warmth) 12. We have all lost a lot 15. They both live (New York) 16. Everybody was shocked when they heard the news (radio) 17. All the volumes were kept (shelves) 18. The soldiers shot (enemy) 19. He carried the heavy suitcase (shoulder) 20. I'm not deaf, don't shout (me) 21. We'll have to show our ticket (entrance) 22. Soldiers were attacking (all sides) 23. It was love (first sight) 24. She was sickened (sight/body) 25. The old woman shook her umbrella (deal/that) 13. Her father lives (hooligans) 26. These things were separated (South Avenue) 14. We live (17 North Avenue) (bottom) 27. It's not soluble (water) 28. The two cats sniffed (each other) 24 S T A N L E Y
  31. 31. From • Of - Off • Since • With Using Prepositions • Exercise Book From From es una preposicion que indica proceden- cia 'de', 'desde', 'a partirde'. Of Of es una preposicion que indica posesion. Significa 'de'. off Off puede ser preposicion, adverbio o adjetivo. Como preposicion significa 'fuera de'. Como adverbio significa 'a', 'a unadistancia'. Como adjetivo significa 'malo', 'pasado', 'agriado', etc. - Where do you come from? (iDe donde eres?) - Hejumped from the wall. (Salto del muro) - I never saw her againfrom that day. (Nunca volvia verla desde ese dfa) - The leg of the table. (La pata de la mesa) - The events of last year. (Los acontecimientos del ano pasado) - Hejumped off the cliff. (Salto del acantilado) We'll take the day off. (Nos cogeremos el dia libre) The milk is off. (La leche esta mala) Since Since puede ser preposicion, adverbio o conjuncion. Como preposicion significa 'desde'. Como adverbio significa 'desde entonces' - She's been like this since childhood. (Ha estado asi desde su ninez) He moved away and I haven't seen him since. (Cambi6 de domicilio y no le he visto desde entonces) With With es una preposicion que significa 'con'. Eat the soup with a spoon. (Toma la sopa con una cuchara) I live in the house with the white door. (Vivo en la casa con la puerta blanca) 25 S T A N L E Y
  32. 32. Using Prepositions • Exercise Book From • Of • Off • Since • With 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. We should avail ourselves this opportunity. The old man was awoken his sleep. You must be aware the risk. They were banished the country. The athlete was barred entering the competition. He was born a silver spoon in his mouth. He boasted being the best player in his team. Don't bite more than you can chew. He's staying his uncle and aunt for a few months. She went him when she found out that he was a street sweeper. Dad, you don't know anything about computers. Why don't you get it? My father used to like wine but he's gone it recently. I've seen her only once Christmas. All these people are suffering the cold. I haven't eaten anything breakfast. I learnt that reading the papers. You are no friend mine. You can't judge appearances. We haven't seen each other childhood. 21. You always learn something a book. 22., We were all able to escape the fire. 23. Your absence you problems. 24. The accused was absolved responsibility. work will cause all 25. There's an abundance fruit this year. 26. Many people abstained voting at this election. 27. They are extracting gold quartz. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. The abuse alcohol causes serious problems. You mustn't accept presents strangers. You're not accusing me stealing, are you? This book has been adapted an ancient Greek text. They wrung a confesion the convict. Why don't we take advantage the situation? 20. He's a friend my father's. She's very afraid the dark. My wife doesn't approve gambling. I'm ashamed your behaviour. They are withholding the grant some students. She bought a pound's worth oranges. Many other people are far worse than we are. They have withdrawn these banknotes circulation. 26 STANLEY
  33. 33. Using Prepositions • Exercise Book From • Of • Off • Since • With Match numbers with letters 1. We're weary 2. Beware 3. He was begging 4. There was a wonderful view 5. He bought the car 6. He's capable 7. They are claiming damages 8. What's the cause 9. That boy is very careless 10. We'll have to take care 11. What's the use 12. They uncoupled the wagons 13. The boy tumbled 14. I haven't seen her 15. You can't conceal the truth A. from me. B. since Christmas. C. of living in this house. D. from the top of the hill. E. of the dog. F. of doing anything. G. from door to door. H. from his friend. I. from the engine. J. of the fire? K. from us. L. of coming early? M. of danger. N. off his bicycle. O. of those children. 1. We're weary 2. Beware 3. He was begging 4. There was a wonderful view 5. He bought the car 6. He's capable 7. They are claiming damages 8. What's the cause 9. That boy is very careless 10. We'll have to take care 11. What's the use 12. They uncoupled the wagons 13. The boy tumbled 14. I haven't seen her 15. You can't conceal the truth 27 S T A N L E Y
  34. 34. Using Prepositions • Exercise Book From • Of • Off • Since • With 1. Don't despair success. 2. You have to desist your attempt. 3. The title descends to him his grandfather. 4. You'll derive no benefit that. 5. They were deprived their rights. 6. We'll have to deal this problem. 7. I deduced that the evidence. 8. The money was deducted his salary. 9. They will defend us any attack. 10. We're delighted the news. 11. He departed New York. 12. His memories were tinged sadness. 13. We had trouble the car. 14. He was trembling rage. 15. The little girl was transfixed terror. 16. This company is trading Mexico. 17. I've been toying that idea myself. 18. It's time we got tough hooligans. 19. He tossed a glass of beer 20. The legs of the table were tipped rubber. 21. His body tensed excitement. 28 S T A N L E Y 22. I'm very disappointed your performance. 23. She strongly disapproves smoking. 24. You have to disconnect the washing machine the mains. 25. You must discourage him doing it. 26. We have to differentiate one thing the other. 27. He was discussing the game his friends over a beer. 28. They were discharged the Army. 29. She was dismissed her job. 30. He dismounted his horse. 31. We'll have to dispense your services. 32. They diverted the plane course. its 33. His ideas diverge the truth. 34. He distracted my attention the matter. 35. I can't distinguish one the other. 36. They tried to dispose the body. 37. They are in permanent dispute the management. 38. He was drenched rain. 39. She has a dread death. 40. He's very envious his sister.
  35. 35. Using Prepositions • Exercise Book From • Of • Off • Since • With Which is the correctanswer? 1. Don't despair a) of b) off success. c) with d) from 2. You have to desist your attempt. a) off b) with c) from d) of 3. The title descends to him his grandfather. a) from b) of c) off d) since 4. You'll derive no benefit that. a) off b) from c) of d) since 5. He was begging door to door. a) since b) off c) of d) from 6. We'll have to deal this problem, a) of b) off c) since d) with 7. I deduced that a) from b) of the evidence. c) off d) with 8. The money was deducted his salary. a) of b) from c) off d) with 9. They will defend us any attack. a) off b) since c) from d) of 10. We're delighted the news. a) with b) of c) off d) from 11. He departed New York. a) since b) off c) of d) from 12. His memories were tinged sadness. a) since b) off c) with d) of 13. We had trouble the car. a) with b) of c) off d) from 14. He was trembling rage. a) of b) with c) off d) from 15. She strongly disapproves smoking, a) from b) with c) off d) of 16. You have to disconnect the washing machine the mains, a) from b) off c) of d) since 17. You must discourage him doing it. a) since b) off c) from d) of 18. We have to differentiate one thing the other. a) from b) with c) of d) off 19. He tossed a glass of beer a) since b) off c) of d) from 20. They were discharged the Army. a) from b) of c) off d) with 21. He was dismissed his job. a) of b) from c) off d) with 22. He dismounted a) since b) of his horse, c) from d) off 29 S T A N L E Y
  36. 36. Using Prepositions • Exercise Book From • Of • Off • Since • With Answer the following questions: 1. What were the boys expelled from? (school) The boys were. expelled . from school. 2. What shall we extract the juice from? (oranges) 3. Is she familiar with our working methods? (no) 4. Did the little boy fall off the tree? (yes) 5. What was the glass filled with? (water) 6. Have you finished with me yet? (no) 7. What's this man proud of? (his children) 8. Who did he struggle with? (a man) 9. Why don't you take your coat off? (cold) 10. What did they stuff the pillows with? (feathers) 11. Who were you stuck all afternoon with? (little Jim) 12. What does your uncle suffer from? (cancer) 13. What's he suffering from? (loss of memory) 14. What was the old kitchen swarming with? (flies) 15. Who can I swap places with? (Jimmy) 16. What were you swamped with? (applications) 30 S T A N L E Y
  37. 37. Using Prepositions • Exercise Book From • Of • Off • Since • With Ask questions for these answers: 1. These people were stricken with malaria. .these..people stricken with? 2. She raised a storm of laughter. 3. She suffers from depressions. 4. Her eyes were stinging with smoke. 5. They were stiff with terror. 6. They stole money from the bank. 7. I bought this from my friend. 8. She often speaks of her husband. 9. The floor was spotted with ink. 10. The little hut was stacked with firewood. 11 . You're guilty of negligence. 12. She's in the habit of having a coffee after dinner. 13. The towel is hanging from the rail. 14. No, I haven't heard from my brother yet. 15. Yes, I'm happy with this idea. 31 S T A N L E Y what were ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
  38. 38. Using Prepositions • Exercise Book From • Of • Off • Since • With 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. The smell the kitchen spread to the living room. He's very jealous his brother's success. I don't know anyone who can help you. In this ward patients are isolated visitors. You'd better invest your money a good firm. One always learns one's mistakes. May God keep you all harm. Those bricks are made gold. We'll make an athlete you. Man was made dust. They loaded the truck sand. Most women shave the hair their legs. I haven't seen her that day. The little girl was shivering cold. 21. 22. 23 24 25 The bride and bridegroom were showered confetti. Don't show in front of the ladies. Those people were sick cholera. She was sick waiting for him. They secured the building collapse. 26. They sought shelter the rain. 27 We'll have to get permission the manager. 28. They were shaking 15. They took shelter the rain. 16. He's showing in front of the girls. 17. I shuddered fear. 18. He shook salt the salt cellar. They all shuddered fear. 19. 20. They shrieked laughter. 29 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. She's separated her husband. cold. Arabs keep women apart men. She shook hands him. I've settled things her. The little children were shaking cold. He shook the dust clothes. his It gives you shade the sun. His hand was severed his arm. They reached a settlement the employers. This part is separable the other. I get good service this machine. That cheese gives a very bad smell. 32 STANLEY
  39. 39. Using Prepositions • Exercise Book Despite • In spite of • Instead of • Instead Despite Es una preposicion que quiere decir 'a pesar de'. - We went out despite the bad weather. (Salimos a pesar del mal tiempo) In spite of In spite of igual que despite signified 'a pesar de'. - We went out in spite of the bad weather. (Salimos a pesar del mal tiempo) Instead of Instead of es una preposicion que significa 'en vez de'. - I'll have coffee instead of tea. (Tomare cafe en vez de te) Instead Instead es un adverbio que significa 'en su lugar', 'en vez'. - There's no coffee. Would you have some tea instead? (No hay cafe. iQuiere algo de te en su lugar?) 33 S T A N L E Y
  40. 40. Using Prepositions • Exercise Book Despite • In spite of • Instead of • Instead 1. throwing the rubbish away, why don't you recycle it? 2. He ate a big dinner having eaten a big lunch. 3. himself, he laughed when she teased him about his coat. 4. She took the money from her mother's purse herself. 5. He's a good man what he says. 6. all you say, I don't believe you. 7. They couldn't put the boat in the water their efforts. 8. We won the match the referee. 9. They couldn't understand it my explanation. 10. I'll give you this card that one. 11 their swearing it, I didn't believe them. 12. the rain, she went out without her raincoat. 13. He ate a good lunch having eaten an enormous breakfast. 14. Many people went to the football match the rain. 15. It's not true what you said. 16. He's a good man what people say about him. 20. I'll drink wine 21 beer. 17. We'll be there on time the difficulties. 18. When I wasat school I took German French. 19. We'll go to London the bad weather. 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 We'll go for a picnic the bad weather. We'll go there.......................................................the difficulties. They had a nice holiday the weather. We've no coffee. Would you like tea Let's play cards watching TV. wanting to see her again, he refused to answer her letters. They sometimes eat rice potatoes. what others say, I think he's a good man. Peter, it was John who moved in. My father was ill so I went They went out the rain. It will take hours by car so let's fly all his efforts he failed. He failed his efforts. She went out the cold wind. You can have tea coffee if you like. We didn't go to Paris, we went to Rome their assurances that the product was safe, many people didn't buy it. I didn't go to the Costa Brava, I went to Cancun . the fact that there was no hope, the rescue party went out. 34 S T A N L E Y
  41. 41. Into • To • Towards Using Prepositions • Exercise Book To To por regla general se usa como preposicion aunque en algun caso puede sen adverbio. Como preposicion significa 'a', hacia'. Como adverbio significa 'dentro'. - The children are going to school. (Los ninos van a la escuela) - She went to the dentist. (Fue al dentists) - Push the door to. (Empuj'a la puerta hacia dentro) Toward, towards Toward, towards es una preposicion que significa 'hacia', 'en direccion a'. Into - She came towards me. (Vino hacia mi) -I'll make a contribution towards charity. (Hare una contn'bucidn para la caridad) Movimiento hacia un lugar dentro de un espacioo volumen. - Please come into the office. (Por favor, entra en la oficina.) En la direccion de. Chocando contra. - She ran into a lamppost. (Se choco contra una farola.) - They drove into the fog. (Se adentraron en la niebla.) Hasta un punto durante algo. Indicando un cambio de forma como resultado de una accion. - The soldiers went on walking well into the night. (Los soldados siguieron andando bien entrada la noche.) - We'll turn the attic into a bedroom. (Convertiremos el atico en una habitacion.) Indicando cambioauna condicion especificada. - They came into power in 1982. (Subieron al poder en 1982.) Paradividir. - 2 into 10 goes 5. (10 dividido entre 2 igual a 5.) Caer en manos de. They fell into the enemy's hands. (Cayeron en poder del enemigo.) Traducira. - Hetranslated it into French. (Lo tradujo al francos.) 35 S T A N L E Y
  42. 42. Using Prepositions • Exercise Book Into • To • Towards 1. No, my daughter hasnever been Rome. 2. The money will go the cost of building a new school. 3. She has never been Sweden. 4. That man is going to be sent prison. 5. I've been Paris five times. 6. A bird flew the room. 7. I have never been a football match. 8. Have you ever been the United States? 9. Food shortages will get worse the end of the century. 10. She walked quietly the room and sat down. 11. I'm afraid this is going to be a war the death. 12. The coast receded the distance. 13. Keep quiet! Read yourself! 14. The cost of the project has no relation the results. 15. Remember me your mother. 16. Please, supply the facts relevant the case. 17. These developments have been released the media. 18. The enemy replied our fire. 19. The child came running me. 20. Let me introduce you my friend. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. You haven't replied my question. He reported the officer. You are required sign. They had to resort action. The hooligans offered no resistance the police. They didn't resign themselves defeat. It's very restful the eye. I feel respectful him. He's only responsible the President. The car didn't respond the controls. Return the parcel the sender. He retired his study. Put these letters reverse order. These fields have reverted moorland. I'm very sad say that your son had an accident. 36. Let's not rub salt 37. the wound. They sacrificed an ox the gods. 38. They rushed it print. 39. 40. That idea is slowly filtering her mind. All the people there bowed the Queen. 36 S T A N L E Y
  43. 43. Using Prepositions • Exercise Book Into • To • Towards Which is the correct answer? 1. We have made progress reaching an agreement. a) into b) to c) towards 2. Why don't you have your book translated French? a) towards b) into c) to 3. They came contact with the enemy. a) into b) towards c) to 4. Don't work harder than you have a) to b) towards c) into 5. He put the car into reverse and bumped a tree. a) towards b) into c) to 6. Don't abandon yourself despair. a) towards b) into c) to 7. The soldiers abandoned the castle the enemy. a) to b) into c) towards 8. They acceded my request. a) into b) to c) towards 9. James I acceded the throne. a) into b) towards c) to 10. They have added a commentary my writing. a) to b) into c) towards 11. According grandmother, you're very clever. a) towards b) to c) into 12. They admit stealing your car. a) to b) into c) towards 13. They advanced us shouting angrily. a) towards b) to c) into 14. Are you agreeable our coming here? a) into b) towards c) to 15. I'm afraid I don't agree the proposal. a) into b) to c) towards 16. The whole thing amounts one thousand dollars. a) to b) into c) towards 17. She resents any allusion her fatness. a) into b) to c) towards 18. I'm allergic the dust. a) into b) towards c) to 19. They advanced slowly me. a) towards b) into c) to 20. Why don't you divide the money two? a) into b) to c) towards 21. They announced our arrival the President. a) into b) towards c) to 22. Have you received an answer your letter yet? a) towards b) to c) into 37 S T A N L E Y
  44. 44. Using Prepositions • Exercise Book Into • To • Towards Match numbers with letters 1. The ambulance dashed ... 2.The argument developed ... 3. The police are looking ... 4. The horse broke ... 5. Many people were trampled ... 6. He's a traitor... 7. The robbers were traced ... 8. The house is divided ... 9. You'll have to divide that... 10. They all dived ... 11. Let's not enter... 12. He's engaged ... 13. He's eager... 14. He dropped heavily ... 15. He drove the nail... A. into details. B. into the river. C. to death. D. into the matter. E. towards the scene of the accident. F. into a trot. G. into a chair. H. into a fight. I. into the wall. J. to the country. K. to South America. L. to my sister. M. into flats. N. to please us. O. into two. 1.The ambulance dashed 2. The argument developed 3. The police are looking 4. The horse broke 5. Many people were trampled 6. He's a traitor 7. The robbers were traced 8. The house is divided 9. You'll have to divide that 10. They all dived 11. Let's not enter 12. He's engaged 13. He's eager 14. He dropped heavily 15. He drove the nail 38 S T A N L E Y
  45. 45. Into • To • Towards Using Prepositions • Exercise Book 1. He fell the river. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. The passengers were secured their seats. The old vase fell pieces. The TV set won't fit that space. That's fatal our plans. Things will get worse the end of the month. They were refused admission the disco. Is she agreeable my coming to the party? They were subjected torture. Don't get sucked the row. She's the successor the throne. Don't surrender yourself despair. He surrended his gun the police. They supply gas their customers. 22. She's very given pessimism. 23. Now that he's getting retirement age, he's taken up golf. 24. We'll have to put a stop that. 25. She was no stranger him. 26. You'll have to pour water this paint. 27. Some of this money goes a pension fund. 28. You'll never step his shoes. 29. She stepped the room and sat quietly. 30. The sleeping tiger sprang life. 31. All those people can be split groups. 32. Do you remember little Mary? She has grown a woman. 33. She pleaded guilty the crime. 34. I'll have to hammer this nail the wall. 35. The Prince is the heir the crown. Did you suggest that him? 36. This is the first step greater unity. 37. This house is identical that one. This is a supplement the dictionary. These two are suited each other. If you sing, it's sure rain. Fix this the wall. It was ground dust. We've gone debt. 38. He's indifferent the dangers of the journey. 39. We must inquire further the matter. 40. These people are insensitive pain. 39 S T A N L E Y
  46. 46. Using Prepositions • Exercise Book Into • To Ask questions for these answers: 1. The missile soared into the air. What did ? 2. These people are smuggling tobacco into the country. Where ? 3. We must keep to the rules. What ? 4. This path leads to the village. Where ? 5. She's married to my brother. Who(m) ? 6. We're looking forward to our holidays. What ? 7. That building looks to the south. Where ? 8. He married into the aristocracy. What ? 9. She shone her torch into the cellar. What ? 10. They signalled to the soldiers. Who(m) ? 11. This paper is sensitive to light. What ? 12. The young girl sat next to me. Who(m) ? 13. They offered some money to us. Who(m) ? 40 S T A N L E Y
  47. 47. Into • To • Towards Using Prepositions • Exercise Book 1.The soldiers fought the last man. 2. The house faces the east. 3. The news will be broadcast eight o'clock. 4. If you are not careful, you'll walk a trap. 5. We divided the money two parts. 6. A bus hit my car; it ran it. 7. 'Investigate it!' 'All right, I'll look one.' 8.Will you see the supper, I'm very busy. 9. After college I found a job easily; I walked one. 10. Three twelve goes four times. 11. The arrow came straight me. 12. Please, make a contribution charity. 13. They were sentenced death. 14. We'll investigate; we'll look the matter. 15. Please, read yourself. 16. We are responsible only God. 17. That's the key the problem. 18. We have to keep the rules. 19. He's the heir the throne. 20. He has grown a man. 21. That's an exception the rule. 22. I object being given orders by a woman. 23. He was transformed a prince. 24. He's married the manager's daughter. 25. Get the car, will you? 26. He's always very kind other people. 27. Who does this hat belong ? 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. This river flows the Pacific Ocean. He's been listening records all morning. He's deaf the world. The old man flew a rage. The old man went a coma. She stepped a fortune. He's stubborn, he sticks his guns. You'll never amount anything. Your son has fallen bad habits. Please translate this letter French. The two little monkeys clung each other. He was called the priesthood. Bills are eating my savings. 41 S T A N L E Y
  48. 48. Using Prepositions • Exercise Book Round • Around • About Las tres palabras son parecidas pero no exactamente lo mismo. Las diferencias mas importantes son: Round y around se usan para hablar de un movimiento alrededor de un punto. About no se suele usar en ese sentido. Round y around tambien se usan con el sentido de repartir. Las tres palabras pueden significar 'por aqui y por alla', 'por todo'. Hand the papers round/around. (Reparte los papeles) - He was wandering about/ around/round. (Estuvo vagando por ahi) Around y about se usan en sentido de 'aproximadamente'. - There were about/around twenty people. (Habia unas veinte personas) Round puede ser preposicion, adverbio, adjetivo y sustantivo. Como preposicion significa 'alrededor de'. - They went round the world. (Fueron alrededor del mundo) Como adverbio significa 'por todas partes'. - Don't leave papers scattered round. (No dejes los papeles por todas partes) Como adjetivo significa 'redondo'. Como sustantivo significa 'ronda' o 'circuito'. - They played a round of golf. (Jugaron una ronda de golf) - They all sat at a round table. (Todos se sentaron alrededor de una mesa redonda) Around Puede ser preposicibn o adverbio. Como preposicion significa 'alrededor de'. 'a eso de'. - They walkedslowly around the house. (Caminaron despacio alrededor de la casa) - I'll go there around five. (Ire alrededor de las cinco) 42 S T A N L E Y
  49. 49. Round • Around • About Using Prepositions • Exercise Book 1. That boy is mad model planes. 2. The six people were sitting the table. 3. Let's sit the fire. 4. I've been walking the park all afternoon. 5. I'll show you the city. 6. I'll come and see you five o'clock. 7. How going to Italy for our holidays? 8. The children are running the garden. 9. Stop beating the bush, will you! 10. Stop messing and do something. 11. The word is going that you are leaving the company. 12. Stick a bit longer and you'll see her. 13. It'll be finished Christmas. 14. Juan Sebastian Elcano was the first man to sail the world. 15. What are you thinking ? 16. The car swept the corner. 17. I'm going to Mary's. 18. She often travels the world. 19. 'Is she a prostitute?' 'Well, she sleeps 21. She sent her daughter to the baker's. 22. Keep me posted the situation. 23. These children are always playing 24. We're very pleased the results. 25. I'm very particular punctuality. 26. Stop pushing , will you! 27. I'll be there in ten minutes. 28. We read you in the paper. 29. I don't give a rap it. 30. She raves French cooking. 31. He rattled on his novels. 32. Keep quiet it. 33. I'll refresh your memory that. 34. He reminisces his experiences. 35. She's very reticent her plans. 36. You're right that. 37. Little Jimmy is very sad his cat's death. 38. They were running 20.We'll shop a bit. 39. There were twenty people. 40.1 didn't see anybody 43 S T A N L E Y
  50. 50. Using Prepositions • Exercise Book During • For Therewasastorm during During se usacuando algo sucedio. Va tne night. seguido por el articulo the o de algun (Hubo una tormenta durante adjetivo posesivo. la noche) - 1 had an amazing experience during my militaryservice. (Tuve una experiencia asombrosa durante mi servicio militar) PQP - 1 was in hospital for sixdays. (Estuve en el hospital durante For se usa para indicar cuanto tiempo duro seis dias) algo. Va seguido de algun numero o articulo indeterminado. -! t was rainin gfor an nour - (Estuvo lloviendo durante una hora) 44 S T A N L E Y During
  51. 51. During • For Using Prepositions • Exercise Book 1. He had a smoke 2. the interval. 3. The film will be shown on TV the weekend. She woke up several times the night. 4. I saw him 5. I haven't seen him 6. It must have rained the ground is wet. 7. I haven't been home 8. Production stopped 9. He has worked here months. 10. He didn't feel well examination. my holidays. days. the night, a year. the strike. six the 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 11. We watched television two hours. 12. We met many people our stay in Paris. 13. We never go out the week. 14. 15. My brother has been out of work six months. When I wasill I couldn't eatanything several days. 16. I fell asleep the film. 17. I have been waiting ages. Where have you been? 18. 19. 20. twoWe watched television hours last night. We haven't seen each other a long time. That house has been empty six years. 21. I've known her a long time. 22. She didn't feel well the driving test. 23. The children have been watching TV hours. My wife fell asleep the concert. This mansion has been empty twenty years. I'll stretch my legs the interval. He won't be back another week. I ate a sandwich the break. They work the night and sleep by day. I was stationed in Libya the war. 31. She often wakes up the night. 32. The film will be shown on TV the week. 33. I haven't seen her ages. 34. That bird has been over there a long time. 35. We walked miles before we saw it. 36. I'll drive a little longer. Then you drive. 37. They won the trophy the third year running. 38. I'll do the shopping lunch time. 39. I'm just going to sleep an hour. half 4O. I haven't played tennis years. 45 S T A N L E Y
  52. 52. Using Prepositions • Exercise Book As • Like As As como preposicion se usa para hablar de un trabajo, funcidn, uso o papel que desempena una persona o cosa. Como adverbio lo usamos para comparer situaciones o acciones diciendo que son similares. Como conjuncion significa 'durante el tiempo'. - I worked as a waiter for six months. (Trabaje como camarero durante seis meses) - He watched her as she combed her hair. (La miraba mientras se peinaba) She ran away from home as her sister had years before. (Se escapo de casa como lo habi'a hecho su hermana anos antes) She is as tall as her father. (Es tan alta como su padre) Like Like puede ser preposicion, adjetivo, adverbio y conjuncion. Como preposicion significa 'como'. Como adverbio significa 'probablemente', 'a lo mejor', 'parecido'. Como adjetivo significa 'semejante', 'similar' Cuando se usa como conjuncion tiene el significado de 'como'. There is nothing like home. (No hay nada como el hogar) Fight like a man. (Lucha como un hombre) - It's nothing like. (No se parece en nada) They are as like as two peas. (Se parecen como dos gotas de agua/guisantes) - Do it like him. (Hazlo como el) 46 S T A N L E Y
  53. 53. As • Like Using Prepositions • Exercise Book 1. He was dressed a policeman. 2. I've always wanted to have a house yours. 3. That woman looks a bit the Queen of England. 4. Sorry, but this man is unqualified a teacher. an actor.5. He's renowned 6. This is the same the one I had. 7. Your car is just mine. 8. That girl is just her mother. 9. a teacher he's not very good. 10. He went to the fancy-dress party dressed a banana. 11. I like bright colours red and yellow. 12. She was praised an actress. 13. 14 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. I prefer clothes made in natural material cotton. He's not very good a film director. It looks I'm going to be in the office until late. a child he had lived in japan. It was just him to kidnap the bride. Use your coat a blanket. It looks rain. The news came no surprise. 21. You look you've just got out of bed. 22. What I said was meant a joke. 23. My head felt somebody was hammering on my skull. 24. The necklace was reported to the police being stolen. 25. She acts she's stupid. 26. She acts if she were the queen. 27. He spoke he was a foreigner. 28. Is Japanese food Chinese? 29. I'm speaking your employer. 30. She's very her father in looks. 31. Treat me a friend. 32. You've got a jumper just that. 33. You must accept them equals. 34. Her hair was soft, it was just silk. 35. I respect him a writer. 36. She sings an angel. 37. a child he was sent to three different schools. 38. What's their new flat ? 39. He works a courier. 40. They entered the building disguised cleaners. 47 S T A N L E Y
  54. 54. Using Prepositions • Exercise Book Below • Down • Under • Beneath • Underneath Below Below puede ser preposicion y adverbio. Como preposicion significa 'debajo de'. Como adverbio significa 'abajo'. - Below there are people waiting. (Abajo hay gente esperando) Under Under puede ser preposicion y adverbio. Como preposicion significa 'debajo de', 'bajo'. Como adverbio significa 'mas abajo', 'debajo'. - That woman lives below us. (Esa mujer vive debajo de nosotros) - I found my socks under the bed. (Encontre mis calcetines debajo de la cama) It was buried under tons of bricks. (Estaba enterrado debajo de toneladas de ladrillos) Beneath - He kept it beneath his coat. (Lo guardo bajo su abrigo) Beneath puede ser preposicion y adverbio. Como preposicion significa 'bajo'. Como adverbio significa 'debajo'. There was an awningwith a table and chairs beneath. (Habi'a un toldo con una mesa y sillas debajo) Underneath Underneath puede ser preposicibn y adverbio. Como preposicion significa 'debajo de', 'bajo'. Como adverbio significa 'debajo', 'por debajo'. - The garage is underneath my bedroom. (El garajeestadebajo de mi dormitorio) - The base is very strong and it has iron underneath. (La base es muy fuerte y tiene hierro debajo) 48 S T A N L E Y
  55. 55. Using Prepositions • Exercise Book Below • Down • Under • Beneath • Underneath 1. There's nothing new the sun. 2. I don't want all my hard work to go the drain. 3. She ran her finger the list of ingredients. 21. She smoothed her dress. 22. You mustn't write this line. 23. The trees bent the weight of the snow. 24. I feel depressed; the bad news got me 4. Please do not write this line. 5. The temperature remained freezing all day. 6. The boat passed the bridge. 7. She doesn't want to marry her. She's very proud. 8. People 18 are not allowed in here. 9. The garage of the house is our apartment. 10. The trees bent the weight. 11. Those soldiers acted orders. 12. The hunter brought the deer 13. Don't stay up there, climb that tree. 14.lt comes the heading "dictionaries*. 15. Jimmy, turn that radio, please! I can't hear myself. 16. At the sound of the trumpets, the walls of Jericho tumbled 17. Finally the plane touched safely. 18. That man's finished. He's gone 25. My car broke on my way here. 26. It all boils to this. 27. She's going to marry herself. 19. She's stress. 20. The traffic slowed to a crawl. 28. It's you to lie. 29. The timber was going the river. 30. The food will be cooked in two minutes; in Just one minute in fact. 31. There's a lot of water passing the bridge. 32. There's a cellar the house. 33. A sergeant is a captain in rank. 34. I think that it is your dignity. 35. The thief climbed the wall to the ground. 36. The little plane flew the bridge. 37. The murderer had a knife his coat. 38. The bridge is repair. 39. The temperature was well zero. 40. Sign here, this line. 49 S T A N L E Y
  56. 56. Using Prepositions • Exercise Book Against • Opposite • In front of Against Against es una preposicion que significa 'contra'. - They fought against the enemies of the country. (Lucharon contra los enemigos del pai's) - We'll have to take precautions against the cold. (Tendremos que tomar precauciones contra elfrio) Opposite, in front of Cuando hablamos de cosas que estan al otro lado usamos opposite. - The bank is opposite the church. (El banco esta en frente de la iglesia) In front of In front of es lo contrario de behind. Una persona o cosa que esta in front of alguien, esta mas cerca de la parte delantera de una linea o una cola, etc., de lo que estas tu. - There was a huge truck in front of us for miles. (Habi'a un enorme camion delante de nosotros durante millas) 50 STANLEY
  57. 57. Using Prepositions • Exercise Book Against • Opposite • In front of 1. They'll probably deci- 21. She was leaning the de any changes. wall They don't like changes. 22. This paint is a shield 2. They've decided it, t rust. I m afraid. 23. That old witch is trying to set you 3.They didn t like it; they declared J 4. Our army defends our country 24. There was a huge rock our enemies. us. 5. I'm the idea that it's 25. Bushes scraped the car a woman's job to bring up the children. window. 6. You're to put a tick 26. They're scheming the the answer that you think is correct. President 7. He sold the house even though it was27.Thejudge my wishes. our appeal. 8. They're in the building the Post Office. 28. They've started proceedings me. 9. They advised me marrying him. 29. This warm clothing will protect you 10. He told me not to go. He advised me going there. 30. You're either for us or 11. Are you going to appeal us. the decision? 31. People protested that law. 12.The actress had always dreamed of 32 putthe piano jn the comer apperaing Tom the door. Cruise. 13.Are you covered 33 ' The little car drove fire andtheft? for miles - 14. I thought she'd he small and ugly but she 34. They might retaliate us. was exactly the 35. The people revolted the 15. He was standing dictator. us 36. Human nature revolts 16. She testified me. such injustice. 17. I'm afraid his record tells 37 The man sittjng is a him ' detective. 18.That goes the 38. The two hooligans were leaning rules. the wall. 19. They voted to strike redundancies. 39 - Our sh °P is the church. 20. He insured the house 40. She sat him during the fire and theft. meal. 51 S T A N L E Y rust 23. methe scheme. us
  58. 58. Using Prepositions • Exercise Book Out of • Outside • Out Out Out como adverbio significa 'fuera'. Out como preposicion significa 'fuera', 'por'. - The workers were all out. (Todos los trabajadores estaban fuera) - She ran out the door. (Salio por la puerta corriendo) - Shethrew it out the window. (Lo tiro por la ventana) Out of Out of es una preposicion que significa 'fuera de'. - The patient is already out of danger. (El paciente estaya fuera de peligro) Outside Outside puede ser preposicitin, adjetivo, adverbio, y sustantivo. Como preposicion significa 'fuera de'. Como adverbio significa 'fuera', 'afuera'. Como adjetivo significa 'exterior', 'externo'. Como sustantivo significa 'el exterior'. - He'swaiting outside the office. (Elestaesperando fuera de la oficina) - 'Where's he?' 'He's outside.' Donde esta?' 'Esta fuera.') - They don't know anything of the outside world. (No saben nada del mundo exterior) - They painted the outside of the house. (Pintaron el exterior de la casa) 52 S T A N L E Y
  59. 59. Using Prepositions • Exercise Book Out of • Outside • Out 1. I'm beginning to run patience. 2. Children, don't go the school playground! 3. I'm not concerned with what they do working hours. 4. Somebody is waiting for you the office. 5. They had a son wedlock. 6. They managed to wring a promise him. 7. The sergeant called their names. 8. His new book has just come 9. We had better keep trouble. Let's go away. 10. The piano sounds terrible. It's tune. 11. He dropped the contest. 12. The little boy thrust his tongue. 13. You'd better sweat that cold 14. She was swindled $100. 15. How did you find I had arrived? 16. He lost his temper and struck wildly. 17. The lights went and the film started. 18. The teacher gave the exam papers. 19. He stormed the room, took his coat and left. 20. His tongue was sticking 21. The old man has run steam. 22. We have to stamp terrorism. 23. The fish slipped his hand. 24. I think I'll sit this dance; I'm tired. 25. He smoothed the piece of paper. 26. Specially trained dogs can sniff drugs. 27. He sneaked the house and disappeared. 28. The convicts shot their way prison. 29. Your socks give a terrible smell. 30. It's very cold 31. Suddenly a shot rang 32. It's time to get the rut. 33. My patience is running 34. Let's carry a test to see if he's suitable. 35. We must work this problem we must solve it. 36. The storm wiped the village. 37. I'll make it clear; I'll spell it for you. 38. Someone has let the secret 39. Three prisoners broke prison. 40. John and his wife have fallen they've quarrelled. 53 S T A N L E Y
  60. 60. Using Prepositions • Exercise Book For • By • Along For For es una preposicidn con muchi'simas posibilidades de uso. Todas ellas estan detalladas en la primera parte del libro Guide to Prepositions - pag. 17. - This is for you. (Esto es para ti) By By significa 'cerca de', parecido a near. Aunque by da la idea de ma's aproximacitin. By tambien tiene el significado de 'no mas tarde de'. - It has to be done by five o'clock. (Tiene que estar hecho para las cinco) We live near thesea. (Vivimos cerca del mar) (quiza a un par de kilometres) We live by thesea. (Vivimos junto al mar) (a unos pocos metres) Along Along puede ser preposicion o adverbio. Como preposicidn significa 'por'. Como adverbio significa 'siempre', 'constantemente', 'contigo', etc. - I waswalking along the street. (Estaba caminando por la calle) I knew it all along. (Lo sabfa todo el tiempo) Bring it along. (Trfelo contigo) 54 S T A N L E Y
  61. 61. For • By • Along Using Prepositions • Exercise Book 1. She enrolled a secretarial course. 2. He ended eating it. 3. My brother is eager success. 4. He's been due promotion for a long time. 5. You'll see the Post Office further the road. 6. I have no time that nonsense. 7. Come to the party and bring some friends 8. He's an electrician trade. 9. We were amazed what he told us. 10. Let's go that corridor. 11. Walk the corridor and you'll find it on the right. 12. I'm afraid we'll have to abide the rules. 13. The children were absorbed the reading of the story. 14. Let's hope a quick settlement. 15. We can walk the river bank. 16. People always act a reason. 17. The textbook was adapted use in school. 18. She writes the local newspaper. 19. She was full of admiration his courage. 20. I used to admire my father his intelligence. 21. The baby was adopted the Browns. 22. They are advertising a new secretary. 23. He was very much affected the news. 24. In this company we're aiming steady growth. 25. You've got a lot to answer 26. The policeman asked the crowd to move 27. Why didn't you apply a grant? 28. Please, arrange a time and a place the meeting. 29. There's someone asking you. 30. He was none the worse the adventure. 31. I'll put a good word in her. 32. It's wonderful; we couldn't wish any more. 33. Come or we'll be late. 34. The little girl was weeping joy. 35. Who gives him the authority such a decision? 36. You have to learn to think yourself. 37. She got more than she had bargained 38. He was bored to tears her chat. 39. Don't blame me the accident. 40. They were bitten mosquitoes. 55 S T A N L E Y
  62. 62. Using Prepositions • Exercise Book For • By • Along Which is the correct answer? 1. He bid one of Picasso's pictures. a) for b) by c) along 2. Let's begin revising the books. a) by b) along c) for 3. How's your new book coming ? a) by b) for c) along 4. The church is very close a) for b) by c) along 5. I've no further use this machine. a) along b) for c) by 6. I'm afraid he's unqualified teaching. a) for b) along c) by 7. This meat is unfit human consumption. a) by b) for c) along 8. He was deeply troubled the death of his mother. a) by b) along c) for 9. May I trouble you a cigarette? a) by b) along c) for 10. This man was tried murder. a) by b) for c) along 11. Let's walk this path. a) along b) for c) by 12. She cried joy. a) by b) along c) for 13. She covered up his crimes. a) for b) by c) along 14. How much are you charging this? a) along b) for c) by 15. It's not convenient you to start work today. a) for b) along c) by 16. I have no desire power. a) by b) along c) for 17. The demand skilled workers is high. a) by b) along c) for 18. You're asking trouble. a) for b) by c) along 19. The goods are transported truck. a) along b) by c) for 20. He has been training the championship. a) for b) by c) along 21. These people trade furs and skins gold. a) by b) for c) along 22. Let's toss it. a) by b) along c) for 23. Let's divide it two. a) for b) by c) along 24. He entered the house the back door. a) along b) for c) by 25. He's tied up his responsibilities. a) by b) along c) for 26. Why don't you spare a thought those poor people? a) for b) by c) along 56 S T A N L E Y
  63. 63. Using Prepositions • Exercise Book For • By Match numbers with letters 1.1 thank you 2. He was hanged 3.1 don't feel sympathy 4. Shetook the little child 5. He developed a taste 6. I was working in that factory 7. Excuse me 8. She entered 9. It's six o'clock 10. I found you 11. Five multiplied by three 12. We'll strike 13. Ten divided by two 14. The old house stood 15. He sued her A. by the river. B. for a pay increase. C. for good things. D. for divorce. E. for two years. F. for your help. G. for being late. H. by the side door. I. for murder. J. by sheer luck. K. by my watch. L for her. M. equals fifteen. N. by the hand. O. equals five. 1. I thank you 2. He was hanged 3. I don't feel sympathy 4. She took the little child 5. He developed a taste 6. I was working in that factory. 7. Excuse me 8. She entered 9. It's six o'clock 10. I found you 11. Five multiplied by three 12. We'll strike 13. Ten divided by two 14. The old house stood 15. He sued her 57 S T A N L E Y
  64. 64. Using Prepositions • Exercise Book Assorted Typing One 1 my friends basic training the sergeant said: "I see that you have learnt typing3 school. I'm going4 give you ajob 5 headquarters." My friend, wanting no part6 an office job, replied: "Yes, but I wasvery bad7 typing." The sergeant said: "Well, we're very short8 typists. I'll give you a little test." He gave him a piece 9 paper and, pointing10 the other end 11 the room where there was an electric typewriter and an adding machine, said: "Go over there and type a couple12 paragraphs 13 this newspaper.' My friend did as he was ordered. However, he typed very slowly and mademany mistakes. The sergeant looked 14 the typed paper very briefly as he took it 15 my friend's hand. "That's fine," he said. "You'll start work tomorrow at eight." "But aren't you going16 check my test first?" asked my friend. The sergeant smiled. "You passed the test," he replied, "when you sat down 17 the typewriter and not18 the adding machine." 58 S T A N L E Y went2 e Army. When he finishedth
  65. 65. Assorted Using Prepositions • Exercise Book It's raining and you came your umbrella. This wine should be consumed the year. They are put in different groups their ability. Don't come too me or you'll catch a cold. He was driving for hours taking a break. Finishing the book? No, I'm nowhere finishing it. He became an English teacher as his father had him. 8. The problem is anything easy. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. I understand everything why he killed her. The meal was excellent for the first course. It goes saying that I'll help you all I can. The small boy was jumping joy. Any day Sunday suits me. We are an inch of succeeding. I spent hours seeing anybody. I live in the house the green door. I couldn't have done it him. for The car went the bend at high speed. It's the last street light. the traffic She changed her mind on the day the wedding. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. The secretary was abashed her boss's criticism. We were all accommodated lodgings. We'll have to get acquainted the new machine. She had a long acquaintance that family. Why don't you write your father it? That man writes articles politics. The doctor wrote a prescription. I'm back my holidays. I'm going to write a letter. Her remarks made me writhe shame. What's wrong the washing machine? The altar was adorned flowers. I agree you about that. My wife is afflicted arthritis. Her mother was amazed the changes produced in her. They allied themselves the enemy. They were all alarmed the noise. That old woman alternates kindness cruelty. I was very angry her for making that mistake. My mother is very annoyed my brother. We're all very anxious my father's health. 59 S T A N L E Y 1. 2 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.
  66. 66. Using Prepositions • Exercise Book Assorted Crossword with prepositions, Across 1. Not inside. 5. Not in. 8. Not square. 10. The runners ran Westminster Abbey. 12. My son is studying economics Bristol University. 13. Not far. 16. That reminds me something. 17. Wait I tell you. 18. Get of here! 19. As. Down 1. Not under. 2. He is going school. 3. I live London. 4. They were all there Peter. 5. We live the bank. 6. Wait I come back. 7. The cat is the bed. 9. Over. 11. She walked the shop. 14. We'll get there at 4 o'clock. 15. I've been waiting two o'clock. 16. Hejumped the roof of the car. 60 S T A N L E Y
  67. 67. Using Prepositions • Exercise Book Assorted Complete the joke with prepositions. Guillotines. Three spies 1 across the Channel were about to be guillotined 2 revolutionary Paris, in 1789. The executioner asked Jones, the Welshman, "Do you want to be beheaded 3 your back or your front?". "4 my back", saidJones. "I'm not afraid 5 death". So Jones was laid 6 his back7 the blade. The executioner pulled the lever... and the bladejammed. Jones was reprieved becauseno man can be sentenced 8 death twice. Millbank was next. He too chose 9 face the blade. Again the blade jammed and Millbank was reprieved. Patrick was third. "Back or front?" "If it's good enough 10 Jonesand Millbank, it's good enough 11 me". So Patrick was laid 12 his back 13 the blade. "Wait a minute", he said. "I think I can see why it jams." 61 S T A N L E Y
  68. 68. Using Prepositions • Exercise Book Assorted 1. You'd better switch electricity gas. 2. We'll strike sympathy them. 3.1 want to talk things over him. 4. The two women talked the night 5. His property extends those hills. 6. They're doing experiments rats. 7. The poor boy has fallen love that girl. 8. The poor people fainted hunger. 9. She's fanatical fitness. 10. She fell a chair. 11. I'm in love her. I fell her. 12. She felt in the dark the light switch. 13. She fought her tears. She didn't want to cry. 14. his arrival the airport he asked a taxi. 15. We are peace at the moment, not war. 16. He's still prison. He's been for years. 17. She was a child. 18. They are stripping the bark the trees. 19. We'll have to suck the poison 22. She's grieving the death of her husband. 23. It's no good grieving past mistakes. 24. I'm grateful what you've done me. 25. She's grateful you your help. 26. That goes saying. 27. The best man gave the bride 28. We went holiday June. 29.1 live 17 Elm Road, London. 30. He lives London Road, Bristol. 31. He was standing the corner the street. 32. There was a lamp standing the corner the room. 33. She got her horse and walked towards him. 34. I'll be there first thing the morning, sunrise. 35. I'll see you an hour's time, the hairdresser's. 36. I'll do the shopping the supermarket the corner. 37. There was nobody the eye could see. the wound. 38. She struck me 20. They submitted plans the council approval. 2I.They were arrested suspicion having stolen the money. her umbrella. 39. You can't stop them doing that. 40. He stoked the boiler coal. 62 S T A N L E Y
  69. 69. Using Prepositions • Exercise Book Assorted ACROSS 1. The temperature is zero. 2. He sat her. 3. They work 9 to 5. 4. There was another coat of paint 5. The athletes ran the stadium and went on along the avenue. 6. Let's get of here. 7. The house stood the two hills. DOWN 1. I've seen you somewhere. 4. Wait here we come back. 8. The stable is the house. 9. My house is the station. 10. My mother is all suspicion. 63 S T A N L E Y
  70. 70. Using Prepositions • Exercise Book Assorted Crossword with prepositions Across 1. The plane flew the clouds. 3. Translate this French, please. 5. They all came to the party -Mary. 8. Don't run the road! 9. I'm waiting 9 o'clock. 11. Throw those old papers. 12. She walked without saying hello. 15. Walk as far the bridge. 16.Is that me? 17. The little girl is her mother. Down 1. In 1945 the British fought the Germans. 2. We are flying France. 4. The children are going .... school. 6. We walked the woods. 7. It's very difficult I haven't got the time to do it. 10. My house is the church. 13. The circus will be here Sunday. 14. The supermarket is the main road. 15. We'll meet 6 o'clock. 64 S T A N L E Y
  71. 71. Using Prepositions • Exercise Book Assorted Putting out the fire When this oil well caught fire 1 the middle 2 the desert, the Arabs thought first3 calling a famous American firefighter, Clint McClean. But as he was unable to come due 4 a recent accident, they had 5 settle 6 second best - Paddy McFerson, the Irish expert. McFerson agreed 7 phone 8 do the job and then took full details 9 the size 10 the fire, the damage 11 derricks, etc. Then, he rushed 12 the spot13 a matter14 hours. The Arabs watched anxiously as McFerson's old transport plane landed 15 the runway. Almost as soon as the plane touched down, an enormous fire engine shot16 and sped 17 the fire. The Arabs' anxiety turned 18 amazement as the fire engine plunged right19 the centre 20 the fire and 21 jumped six green-clad figures who beat madly 22 the flames 23 old potato sacks. They battled 24 hours 2S the flames and 26 last astonishingly the fire was put27 As McFerson and his roasted helpers climbed back 28 the truck he was handed a cheque 29 $10,000. "The first thing we'll do, lads", he whispered hoarsely, "is fix the brakes 30 the bloody truck". 65 S T A N L E Y
  72. 72. Using Prepositions • Exercise Book Assorted 1. We're very sceptical that. 2. They made a hole the sand. 3. There's scope improvement. 4.Jimmy had a scrape his brother. 5. The players scrambled possession the ball. 6. The old woman scowled me. 7. She scoured the grease the floor. 8. He scored his latest book. 9. They scored a goal us. 10. That doesn't come the scope the book. 11. The mother was screaming the boy. 12. The cat the roof has been meowing hours. 13. Her fans screamed excitement. 14. Police sealed the exits to the place. 15. These children are schooled good manners. 16. There's a scheme manufacturing paper old rags. 17. The sale is scheduled tomorrow. 18. We had a scuffle reporters. 19. She scrubbed the stain 20. She scrubbed the stain the table. 21. She kept it a secret her brothers and sisters. 22. I'll let you the secret. 23. He's very good. He's second none. 24. Nobody can be totally secluded the world. 25. The trees screened the house view. 26. She screwed the courage to tell him. 27. We can't screen you the anger those people. 28. The rock was seamed gold. 29. They searched us weapons. 30. Fruit is cheaper when it is season. 31. We're search of a cure the disease. 32. The police searched us drugs. 33. We were the presence the king. 34.They pricked the balloon a pin. 35. They projected a slide the screen. 36. The dog pricked his ears. 37.The money paid is proportional the amount of work. 38. The penance was in propitiation their sins. 39. The law prohibits shops selling spirits to young people. 40. Let's put this theory the proof. 66 S T A N L E Y
  73. 73. Using Prepositions • Exercise Book Assorted You will find 11 prepositions in this word square. B H B E Y 0 N D I 0 T E ' G E F U T G S 0 I F K I N T 0 S H P P S 0 J D A M 0 R 0 U N D R L C B S P L U V S U E M W I T H I N S I R A L U Y U S K T S X I M 0 V E R E S 0 A N C T V z T R G R R B G X N X S 0 S H P C C U T U T A P A 0 0 A T X 67 S T A N L E Y '
  74. 74. Using Prepositions • Exercise Book Assorted There was a man the window. There is someone the park. There was paint the ceiling. The picture was the wall the door. She was sitting the back of the class. He has been work office all morning. the 7. They have a house the Alps. 8. 9. There were many people the concert in the Albert Hall. I saw him the station, 3 o'clock. 10. He wasn't standing the door; he was the corridor. 11. The tall woman was standing the window. 12. My office is the fourth floor. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. In most countries you drive the right. We arrived London very late. It was written the bottle. the'Where's the medicine?' 'It's bottle.' We live Manchester, 25 Elm Road. I know somebody who lives Bombay Street. It's written the front page, the top. All the fishing boats are sea. I don't do any work weekends. 22. I'm always here Christmas. 23. There was a strange man the plane. 24.I saw her 25. the bus. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. My mother's the hairdresser's the moment. The garden is the back of the house. She lives the ground floor. There were dirty marks the ceiling. She was standing the back of the class. The train has arrived time. the station They spent the morning a boat the lake. Put the picture the other wall. Bath is a small town the road to Bristol. 34. We have a house the river. 35. We live Oxford; my son is studying Oxford University. 36. I'll be at the club 8 o'clock the evening. 37. We'll eat McDonald's High Street. 38. He had a beer the little pub the corner. 39. We went the museum; we were the museum. 40.I was school 1970 1981. 68 S T A N L E Y 1. 2. 3 4 5 6.
  75. 75. Using Prepositions • Exercise Book Assorted Which is the correct answer? 1. I must apologize to you being a) for b) became c) became of d) to a) to b) for c) with d) of 3. They kept arguing for and the right to strike, a) again b) against c) for d) with 4. The monster arose the depths. a) with b) of c) by d) from 5. We'll arrive Paris 10 o'clock, a) in/in b) in/at c) at/at d) at/in 6. The train arrived the station just time. a) at/on b) at/at c) in/in d) in/on 7. The pilot wrestled the controls of the plane. a) for b) of c) with d) at 8. Let me wrap this handkerchief your arm. a) around b) about c) over d) in 9. They worked a plan. a) over b) out c) about d) for 10. I think I'll have a word him it. a) with/around b) for/about c) of/round d) with/about 11. The bird flew the window. a) out of b) out c) outside d) from 12. She was standing the crossroads. a) by b) over c) at d) on 13. We aren't allowed to go the river. a) underneath b) after c) behind d) beyond 14. There must have been 2,000 people. a) over b) above c) after d) on 69 S T A N L E Y late. i'm sorry. 2. i'm not going to argue you.
  76. 76. Using Prepositions • Exercise Book Assorted 1. What's the Odeon cinema? 2. They always go mass. They are still church. 3. I wasbrought the country. I don't like the town. 4. He was jailed ten years. He's still prison. 5. I'll be work six o'clock this evening. 6. He had a bad accident last month and he's still hospital. 7. 'Where were you last night?' 'I was the cinema.' 8. We had a party Frank's house last night. 9. I won't be home tomorrow, I'll be John's. 10. Mary and Jean are students Harvard University. 11. I haven't seen Jean a long time. I last saw her your wedding. 12. There's a concert the Festival Hall tonight. 13. He speaks good Spanish. He studied Madrid a year. 14. It was a slow train. It stopped every little station. 15. You weren't the party, were you? 16. My secretary wasn't work today, she was home ill bed. 17. I had a strange feeling when I first arrived this country. 18. When the two boys arrived the cinema they went 19. They arrived London early the morning. 20. What time do you usually arrive the office the morning? 21. What time are we expected arrive the hotel? 22. We arrived Majorca seven hours late. 23. My father's gone the office. He's his way work. 24. Mr Smith is his office. He's work. 25. The lawyer went the prison speak the convict. 26. Let's go church. I want to go mass.' 27. My mother is coming the school speak the teacher. 28. She got married the age 20. 29. If everybody speaks the same time, nobody will understand. 30. It's impossible me go the moment. 31. The Charleston was a popular dance the 20's. 32. America was discovered 1492. 33. The Titanic sank 1912. 34. We usually go a walk Sundays. 35. I can't sleep night. 36. My father is 59; he'll probably retire a few years' time. 37. I always take my wife our wedding anniversary. 38. Both horses arrived the same time. 39. It was a short story and I wrote it a couple hours. 40. I work hard the week, and relax weekends. 70 S T A N L E Y
  77. 77. Using Prepositions • Exercise Book Assorted Answer the following questions: 1. What are they doing experiments with? (rats) ...They are doing experiments with rats.. 2. Who has this boy fallen in love with? (that girl) 3. What did she fight back? (her tears) 4. What do you have to suck the poison out of? (the wound) 5. What is she grateful to him for? (his help) 6. When did they go on holiday? Qune) 7. Where does he live? (Elm Road/London) 8. Where was the policeman standing? (corner/street) 9. Where was the lamp standing? (corner/room) 10. Where do you live? (17 Elm Street/Bristol) 11. What is she grieving over? (death/husband) 12. What was the man arrested on? (suspicion/having stolen the money) 13. What did he stoke up the boiler with? (coal) 14. What did she strike you with? (her umbrella) 15. Where will you do the shopping? (supermarket/corner) 71 S T A N L E Y
  78. 78. Using Prepositions • Exercise Book Assorted Hung out to Dry An Irishman called O'Connor was passingthe bend 1 a narrow but deep river when he saw a man throw himself* the water. O'Connor dived 3 and pulled the man4 . The stranger immediately thrust him 5 and threw himself back6 the river. Unable 7 stand8 and watch a man commit suicide, O'Connor went9 the rescue again, and once more pulled the man10 the water. Howeveras soon as his saviour had turned his back, the would-be suicide case hanged himself11 a tree nearby. 72 S T A N L E Y Shortly12 there was an inquest and the coroner demanded 13 know why O'Connor had not cut the rope 14 the poor man. "Well," argued O'Connor, "I thought the unfortunate characterhad pegged himself15 dry."
  79. 79. Using Prepositions • Exercise Book Assorted Match numbers with letters I. We're very sceptical 2. They made a hole 3. There's scope 4. Jim had a scrap 5. The players scrambled 6. The old woman scowled 7. She scoured the grease 8. He scored 9. They scored a goal 10. The mother was screaming 11. The fans screamed 12. The police sealed 13. These children are schooled 14. The sale is scheduled 15. She scrubbed the stain A. with excitement. B. off the exits. C. in good manners. D. for improvement. E. for tomorrow. F. off the floor. G. about that. H. off the table. I. at me. J. in the sand. K. with his latest book. L. with his brother. M. against us. N. for possession of the ball. 0. at the boy. 1. We're very sceptical 2. They made a hole 3. There's scope 4. Jim had a scrap 5. The players scrambled 6. The old woman scowled 7. She scoured the grease 8. He scored 9. They scored a goal 10. The mother was screaming 11. The fans screamed 12. The police sealed 13. These children are schooled.. 14. The sale is scheduled 15. She scrubbed the stain 73 S T A N L E Y

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